Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Catch Your Dreams

Ok, yesterday I said I was sharing a Halloween project, but I decided I couldn't wait to share this project instead! So Halloween will have to wait until tomorrow! Remember my dream catcher card from awhile back? Well, I couldn't help but channel that card to create a dream catcher! The idea has been floating around in my mind for quite sometime, and I finally took the plunge to bring it to life. I used TONS of ribbon, trims, and twine, and, of course, LOADS of gold!
I found a metal hoop at my local craft store in the section for Native American crafts. Yes, there's a whole section devoted to that. Isn't that cool?! I covered it in some wild trim that I had laying around. I didn't use glue, just wrapped the trim around the hoop, tying it off and the beginning & end. For the net, I used a vintage doily that I already had. I just picked one as closest to the size of the hoop as I could get, and tied it to the hoop in several places with Gold Baker's Twine.

Next, I added tons of ribbons and trims. I just measured the ribbons to the length I wanted, doubling the length so I could wrap it around for tying, and varying the lengths for each piece. Some I left as is, some I added other bits, baubles, braids, and knots too. For the braided pieces, I used three strands of twine, doubling it to tie it off, so each of the 3 strands in the braid had 2 pieces of twine. Others, I added simple knots throughout the ribbon, or tied bows of bakers twine on them. 

On the end of one ribbon, I even added a fun Gold Baker's Twine tassel. I love how that turned out! I'm thinking these tassels would make great key chains or gift wrapping bows! Making tassels is super easy! You can find lots of tutorials for them on Pinterest.
Of course, no dream catcher is complete without feathers! The Four Feathers bundle in the Holiday Catalog was perfect for that! I used Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, and Basic Black cardstock to cut a few, along with Gold Glimmer Paper and Gold Foil Paper. I used my bone folder to give them a little curve.

I had so much fun creating this project, and can't wait to hang it somewhere.. Where I'm still not sure yet! Perhaps in my new, coming soon studio! Thank you for indulging me in sharing a different project than usual. I hope you've enjoyed it and feel as inspired as I do! Be back tomorrow for that Halloween project, as promised! :) See you then!

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